Women Do News raises the visibility of women journalists by increasing the quantity and enhancing the quality of their Wikipedia entries.

Join the movement

Sign up to tell us who you think needs to be recognized on Wikipedia. We’ll send you the form to make a nomination and also introduce you to women who do news once a week. You’ll also get links to assignments and instructions about how to add or edit articles!

Success! You're on the list.

Upcoming Events

  • Monthly Flash Edit - all welcome!

    September 26th, 2023  5:00 PM PDT - 6:00 PM PDT

    Interested in getting involved with Women Do News? Our monthly flash edits are the place to start! 

    We meet once a month on Zoom to work on articles, update each other on how our Wiki writing has been going, and just generally check in. Flash edits are a very low-key place to connect with other Wiki volunteers and trouble-shoot the writing and editing process. Feel free to bring a beverage or a snack and come hang out 🙂

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82432161756

    See all of our events.

  • Women Do News Board meeting

    October 5th, 2023  2:00 PM PDT - 3:00 PM PDT

    Board members, find the agenda in our shared To-Doist and message Angilee in Slack to adjust. Want to join the board? Message Anna Kristina in Slack!

    See all of our events.

We’ve got news

Now on Wikipedia: Molly Ivins

Mary Tyler “Molly” Ivins (August 30, 1944 – January 31, 2007) was an American newspaper columnist, author, political commentator, and humorist.  Born in California and raised in Texas, Ivins attended Smith College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She began her journalism career at the Minneapolis Tribune where she became the first female police reporter at the paper. Ivins joined The Texas Observer in the early 1970s and later moved to The New York Times. She became a columnist for the Dallas Times Herald in the 1980s, and then the Fort Worth Star-Telegram after the Times Herald was sold and shuttered in 1991. Her column was subsequently syndicated by Creators Syndicate and carried by hundreds of newspapers. Read…

Now on Wikipedia: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah (born 1982) is an American essayist. She won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 2018 for her profile of white supremacist and mass murderer Dylann Roof, as well as a National Magazine Award. She was also a National Magazine Award finalist in 2014 for her profile of elusive comedian Dave Chappelle. Her first book, The Explainers and the Explorers, is forthcoming from Random House. Read more on Wikipedia.

Long banner, words "McKinsey's unique insights in the palm of your hand" with QR code to app

Women Do News by the numbers…


Articles added


Articles improved


Waiting to be written

Biographies on Wikipedia

Now on Wikipedia: Sandra Mims Rowe

Sandra Mims Rowe (born May 26, 1948) is an American journalist. She is the former editor of The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia, and of The Oregonian, in Portland, Oregon. She was one of the few women editors of metro newspapers in the 1980s, and was the first woman editor at The Virginian-Pilot and The Oregonian. She was the second female president of the American Society of News Editors, a decade after Kay Fanning, the editor of The Christian Science Monitor, was the first. Read more on Wikipedia.

Now on Wikipedia: Errin Haines

Errin Haines (formerly known as Errin Haines Whack) is an American journalist. Her work centers politics, civil rights, voting rights, and race. She was the national writer on race for Associated Press from 2017-2020. She was named editor-at-large for newly launched nonprofit news outlet The 19th in 2020. Read more on Wikipedia.

Now on Wikipedia: Maggie Michael

Maggie Michael is an Egyptian journalist. She won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting as part of an Associated Press (AP) team that covered the effects of the Yemen Civil War. She shared the award with Maad al-Zikry and Nariman El-Mofty. Michael, born 1979, began working for the AP in 2002 and worked to cover conflicts in the Middle East. Click here to read her biography on Wikipedia.

Now on Wikipedia: Rose Eveleth

Rose Eveleth is an American podcast host, producer, designer, and animator. They helped launch and is a producer of ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 podcast series, which was a Grand Award Gold Radio Winner in the narrative/documentary at the 2019 New York Festivals Radio Awards, as well as a Bronze Radio Winner in the sports category. 30 for 30 was also nominated for the 2018 Webby Awards in the features and best series categories. Since 2015, Eveleth has become known for their Flash Forward podcast, receiving an MJ Bear Fellowship in 2016. Read more on Wikipedia.

Now on Wikipedia: Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is an American writer and educator based in Michigan and Hawai‘i. She was a 2019 Knight Arts Challenge winner receiving $25,000 for her project “Beyond Vincent Chin: Legacies in Action and Art” addressing a key case in Asian American history and its impacts since his murder in 1982. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation created the award as part of its efforts to foster “informed and engaged communities” which the foundation believes are “essential for a healthy democracy.” Read more on Wikipedia.